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Motorola Moto G4 Play Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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The Motorola Moto G4 Play is a budget phone. If you’re not fussed about having the latest and greatest and just want a plain smartphone to get on with the job, it’s perfectly suitable.

  • Great Battery life
  • Dual SIM
  • Fast charging
  • Clean Android UI
  • Acceptable camera
  • Incredibly generic design
  • Mediocre performance

5 inches

Display size

720 x 1280px

16GB

Internal storage

8 MP

Rear camera

2,800 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144.4mm x 72mm x 9.9mm
Weight
137g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 410
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,800mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$279
Launch date2016-08
Motorola Moto G4 Play

One of the key reasons that Android has been able to take a commanding position in Australian smartphone sales has been thanks to the large number of budget-priced handsets on the market. Not that long ago paying less than $300 for a handset meant putting up with all sorts of compromises, but as technology has improved many of those compromises have been removed. You still won’t get world-beating performance, but phones such as the Motorola Moto G4 Play offer enough power and battery life for most everyday uses.


Design

  • Basic, utilitarian design
  • Motorola doesn't bog down the clean Android experience

Camera

  • Totally functional camera that'll do the job well enough

Performance

  • Adequate for simple day-to-day tasks
  • Complex apps and games will slow it down

Battery life

  • 2,800mAh battery is plenty for a budget phone
  • Can achieve all-day battery life without an issue

Verdict

  • A solid and dependable smartphone for those on a budget

Pricing and availability

  • The Motorola Moto G4 Play is no longer available from Australian retailers.

Specifications

Display

Display Size
5 inches
Resolution
720 x 1280px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
294 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2
Video recording
1080p
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
144.4mm x 72mm x 9.9mm
Weight
137g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
Category 4

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Snapdragon 410
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 128GB
Battery capacity
2,800mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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